New England News

WAMC New England News
11:23 am
Wed April 15, 2009

Alchemy Initiative Recycles Old Church

Pittsfield, MA – The Alchemy Initiative is a Pittsfield group that's rehabilitating an old church into a new community experiment. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
9:45 am
Wed April 15, 2009

Pittsfield Baseball Back

Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield is now the home of a new baseball team, the Pittsfield American Defenders will be playing 22 games this year at historic Wahconah Park. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story .

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WAMC New England News
7:36 am
Tue April 14, 2009

Drivers can view records online

Boston, MA – Massachusetts drivers can now view their records online...WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
1:24 am
Tue April 14, 2009

North Adams Middle School to Close

North Adams, Ma – The North Adams Schools District has decided to close down its middle school in order to mitigate a more than 1 million dollar gap in the education budget. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports .

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WAMC New England News
11:00 am
Mon April 13, 2009

Early College Options Growing (4/13/09)

Berkshire County – Spring is a time when upper level high school students across the nation are weighing their college options. One growing trend is early college, students around the country are getting the option to take college classes while in high school, while others are choosing to enroll in 4 year institutions at the age of 16. WAMC's Charlie Deitz reports on the new trend and how it could help the economy

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WAMC New England News
3:10 am
Fri April 10, 2009

Gun Crimes Rising in PIttsfield

Pittsfield, MA – Gun crimes are causing concern in the city of Pittsfield where six shootings have already occurred this year compared to 5 in all of 2008. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief has the report

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WAMC New England News
12:12 am
Fri April 10, 2009

Senator Downing on Pension Reform

Massachusetts – The Massachusetts senate recently passed reforms in the state's pension system. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with Senator Ben Downing about the bill. He starts off discussing the reasons that reform was needed .

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WAMC New England News
11:49 am
Thu April 9, 2009

College Choices in a Recession

Berkshire County – A recent study conducted by The Princeton Review found that the economic downturn has affected the college choices for more than 60 percent of students and parents, and many of them are opting for less expensive alternatives like public colleges. WAMC's Charlie Deitz reports on the trend in the Berkshire Region .

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WAMC New England News
5:04 am
Thu April 9, 2009

Elm Trees Make Comeback in Berkshires

Great Barrington, Ma – A Great Barrington based group called Elm Watch is busy this week preserving, protecting and planting elm trees through out Berkshire County. Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the group is celebrating its tenth anniversary of saving a 150 year old elm tree in Sheffield

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WAMC New England News
11:15 am
Wed April 8, 2009

Massachusetts First Revenue Hearing Recap

Massachusetts – In Massachusetts, the Joint Committee on Revenue held this year's first public hearing yesterday. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that sales tax in several sectors could be going up in order to help balance the budget

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